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Connacht League U18 Division 1 Bowl Semi Final


Creggs 5 Tuam 0

Creggs reached the Bowl final Versus Westport with a narrow victory over a very committed Tuam side last Sunday in the Green, Creggs by virtue of a single try. Creggs played with the aid of a very strong wind in the first half and some good kicking by scrum half Rory Collins and out half Shane Dowd allowed them to establish good field positions deep in the Tuam half. From there they launched a number of attacks with Dan Butt and Rory O’Donoghue particularly prominent. They produced a series of quick rucks with Michael Kelly and Edward Clinton driving at the Tuam defence. However the final pass was dropped on a few occasions and Tuam cleared their lines. Winger Christy Leahy got over the line but was held up by great Tuam defence after great work by full back Michael Farrell who played well throughout. Winger Luke Kelly interpassed with Shane Dowd but the Tuam defence could not be breached. We had to wait until the second half for the break through to come and it was hard working second row Michael Feeley who broke through the cover and set up a quick ruck with the assistance of Sean Doorly, Matthew Butt and Conor McNeill. Rory Collins then cleverly switched play to the blind side where Shane Dowd accelerated through a gap in the Tuam back line to score the match winning try. Tuam responded with some pressure for the last few minutes but the Creggs line held firm with centres Conor Gore, Kevin Gavin and Luke Kelly tackling ferociously. Creggs now play Westport in the final in the coming weeks. Training next Friday at 7.30pm.

Panel: S. Spain, R. O’Donoghue, D. Butt, M. Kelly, M. Feely, S. Doorly, E. Clinton, C. McNeill, R. Collins, S. Dowd, L. Kelly, C. Gore, K. Gavin, C. Leahy, M. Farrell, M. Butt.

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All 3 teams in action this weekend.
First up was U18s who played A training game Friday with Corrib. A very worthwhile exercise and many thanks to our hosts for making it such an enjoyable evening.
Saturday evening brought Creggs Rfc to Tuam where firstly u14s locked horns. Trys from Ailbhe Gannon,Juno Hayes,Doireann Clancy and Ceoladh Lydon were the topping on a fine team performance for this continually improving group. Strong performances too from Kyri Ruane,Louise Seoige,Sarah Smith and Heidi Watson.
Next up was the U16s. This was a cracker of a game where despite the best efforts of captain Hannah Clarke to drag her side into the game Creggs proved too strong on the day. Experienced players Beibhinn Gleeson,Keanah Irons and Charlotte O Grady continually offered themselves in both attack and defence but the powerful relentless ball carrying Creggs girls were deserving victors.
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A great evenings Rugby tonight when Creggs Girls U14 and U16 travelled to play Tuam/Oughterard in Tuam in their first games of the season.

The U14's who had a lot of players playing their first ever game went down to a strong Tuam/Oughterard team but put in a great performance and then the U16"s Girls came out on top in a tough encounter against the same opposition.

Thanks to all that were available to travel tonight.
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